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The Stand 

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | TV Mini-Series (1994)
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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a malevolent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
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Complete series cast summary:
Gary Sinise ...  Stu Redman 4 episodes, 1994
Molly Ringwald ...  Frannie Goldsmith 4 episodes, 1994
Jamey Sheridan ...  Randall Flagg 4 episodes, 1994
Laura San Giacomo ...  Nadine Cross 4 episodes, 1994
Ruby Dee ...  Mother Abagail Freemantle 4 episodes, 1994
Ossie Davis ...  Judge Richard Farris 4 episodes, 1994
Miguel Ferrer ...  Lloyd Henreid 4 episodes, 1994
Corin Nemec ...  Harold Lauder 4 episodes, 1994
Matt Frewer ...  Trashcan Man 4 episodes, 1994
Adam Storke ...  Larry Underwood 4 episodes, 1994
Ray Walston ...  Glen Bateman 4 episodes, 1994
Rob Lowe ...  Nick Andros 4 episodes, 1994
Peter Van Norden ...  Ralph Brentner 4 episodes, 1994
Bridgit Ryan Bridgit Ryan ...  Lucy Swann 4 episodes, 1994
Kellie Overbey ...  Dayna Jurgens 4 episodes, 1994
Bill Fagerbakke ...  Tom Cullen 4 episodes, 1994
Rick Aviles ...  Rat Man 3 episodes, 1994
Chuck Adamson Chuck Adamson ...  Barry Dorgan 3 episodes, 1994
Shawnee Smith ...  Julie Lawry 3 episodes, 1994
Sam Anderson ...  Whitney Horgan 3 episodes, 1994
Cynthia Garris ...  Susan Stern 3 episodes, 1994
Billy L. Sullivan ...  Joe 3 episodes, 1994
Warren Frost ...  George Richardson 2 episodes, 1994
Tom Holland ...  Carl Hough 2 episodes, 1994
Stephen King ...  Teddy Weizak 2 episodes, 1994
Sarah Schaub Sarah Schaub ...  Gina McCone 2 episodes, 1994
Bruce MacVittie ...  Ace-High 2 episodes, 1994
Dan Martin ...  Rich Moffat 2 episodes, 1994
Max Wright ...  Dr. Herbert Denninger 2 episodes, 1994
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ...  Monster Shouter 2 episodes, 1994
Kevin Doyle ...  Sarge 2 episodes, 1994
Robert Knott ...  Len Carsleigh 2 episodes, 1994


When a government-run lab accidentally lets loose a deadly virus, most of the population of the world is wiped out. Survivors begin having dreams about two figures: a mystical old woman, or a foreboding, scary man. As the story tracks various people, we begin to realize that the two figures exemplify basic forces of good and evil, and the stage is set for a final confrontation between the representatives of each. Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The end of the world is just the beginning.


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Did You Know?


Adam Storke and Laura San Giacomo previously worked together in a episode of Miami Vice entitled "Leap of Faith". Initially the episode doubled as a backdoor pilot for a spin-off series involving young undercover cops; however the new show was ultimately never picked up. See more »


Nick's backpack disappears for a few seconds after Tom helps Nick up. It reappears briefly, then Nick takes it off, presumably dropping it on the ground. See more »


Scientist: I can't believe a piece of Southern Fried Chicken like you is going to survive this.
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Alternate Versions

The version most widely seen now on DVD and Blu-ray differs from the original TV broadcast and Worldvision home video release. Among numerous small changes to credits and transitions (for instance removing many of the fades to black for commercial), it also restores explicit footage to two scenes and adds a third altogether.
  • The death of the Free Zone spy in Randall Flagg's office is more graphic, with Flagg picking up and tossing away the bloodied body; the original version instead cut to the lobby downstairs, where people look up uneasily upon hearing Flagg roar.
  • Nadine and Flagg's "wedding night" is longer, with more reaction shots of Nadine and additional shots of Flagg unzipping his pants and positioning himself.
  • A short scene has been added in which Flagg drives back to Las Vegas the next morning, with Nadine in the passenger seat.
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Performed by The Sylvers
Written by Freddie Perren (as Frederick J. Perren) and Keni St. Lewis (as Kenneth St. Lewis)
Polygram International, Inc. / Perren-Vibes Music, Inc.
Songs of Polygram International, Inc. / Bull Pen Music
Produced by Freddie Perren (as Frederick J. Perren)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from Cema Special Markets
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A Satisfactory Adaptation of the Book
31 March 2020 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This mini-series begins at a secret government lab in California that accidently releases an extremely lethal modification of the flu into the air which quickly infects everybody within the vicinity. Realizing the danger that this virus poses to his family, a security guard by the name of "Charlie Campion" (Ray McKinnon) hurries out of the compound and--with his wife and small child--drives as fast as he can in order to put distance between them and this horrific contagion. Unfortunately, despite his best efforts the virus takes hold and in a state of complete exhaustion he eventually succumbs to the disease and crashes into a gas pump at a grocery store in East Texas. Naturally, this sudden development brings out all of those inside the building-which then exposes all of them to the virus as well. So, with containment no longer possible, the virus soon spreads to all parts of the country leaving most of the population dead within weeks. The small number of people who do survive become split up into two factions with the main characteristic being a specific vision that each of them have. Those who are essentially good dream of an old black lady by the name of "Abigail Freemantle" (Ruby Dee) who beckons them to join her in Nebraska. The other dream involves a sinister man named "Randall Flagg" (Jamie Sheridan) who urges his followers to come to Las Vegas and join him. And it's this split that results in the horrors yet to come. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that, having read the book by Stephen King a couple of years prior to this film, I have to say that I was a somewhat disappointed overall in that it didn't quite capture the dark horror to its fullest extent. But then, more often than not, that's typically the case for films based on novels anyway. In any case, this movie still managed to combine enough of the original suspense with some decent acting all around and for that reason I have rated it accordingly. Above average.

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Release Date:

8 May 1994 (USA) See more »

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Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)
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